2008 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes Prior Year Introduction As: SB 563/07 Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 244
Sponsored By:
Delegates Sophocleus, Beidle, Benson, Branch, V. Clagett, Costa, Dumais, Dwyer, Gaines, George, Holmes, Mathias, McConkey, and Wood
Criminal Law - Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence or a Felony


Prohibiting the use of specified firearms in the commission of crimes of violence or felonies; and defining "firearm".

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations
Re-referred Judiciary
Hearing 3/11 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Don H. Dwyer, Jr., District 31
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate James N. Mathias, Jr., District 38B
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate John F. Wood, Jr., District 29A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Weapons -see also- Guns

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 4-204 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered